Tiger safari and Golden Triangle tour in India
Description of Tiger safari and Golden Triangle tour in India
Explore the ancient land of India and discover a country that's blessed in a rich variety of culture, heritage and wildlife. For first-timers, the Golden Triangle and Tiger Safari offers a fantastic introduction to the diverse country and really encapsulates the essence of India.
This 11-day tour starts in the history-rich capital of Delhi. Explore the cities hidden corners, bustling bazaars and local specialities. From here travel by rail to Agra to see the majestic Taj Mahal at sunrise. Your journey then takes you into the colourful state of Rajasthan, visiting Ranthambhore National Park for its impressive fort and abundant wildlife. From here your adventure will continue onto the pink city of Jaipur where you can visit the beautiful Amber Palace.
4 Reviews of Tiger safari and Golden Triangle tour in India
Reviewed on 29 May 2018 by Carole MacLarenSo hard to decide between seeing the Taj Mahal and seeing my first tiger in the wild! Oh and then there was the leopard... Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Apr 2017 by Dave TorrSeeing tigers and leopards (an unexpected bonus) at really close quarters was the most memorable part. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Feb 2017 by Ted JacksonActually seeing the tigers that we went to see was memorable - and very much more besides. A porcupine was a special unplanned and unexpected bonus. Faultless. A complex programme which was perfectly choreographed - and enjoyable to excess. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Feb 2016 by Susan HunterIt was a fantastic trip. I saw some amazing wildlife and met some lovely people. The food was pretty darn good too. Read full review
PlanetTravelling responsibly can take many forms and need not comply solely with the expected norm and focus only on the preservation of wildlife. Simply by visiting an area the traveller can benefit the locality and this positive impact can be greatly enhanced by operating in a sustainable and considerate manner.
We are members of TOFT (Travel Operators for Tigers) which aims, in cooperation with the charity Global Tiger Patrol, to support a more responsible and sustainable approach to wildlife tourism. Together with local community programmes, this benefits the local villagers and the wildlife within the parks you visit.
This itinerary visits 3 tiger parks and all share the same pressures of a large surrounding local population, who have historically used the countryside as a source of food, grazing land and firewood. The presence of travellers that contribute to the local economy helps preserve the integrity of the parks and helps the local population see them as beneficial.
PeopleOn this suggested itinerary your qualified guide will ensure that you learn a great deal about the culture, history and wildlife of the region but they will also encourage you to buy in local shops, try local restaurants or pick up the odd souvenir in a market. This spending will not only help support the local economy but will sustain local trades and crafts.
All the guides used on this tour are locally qualified and they will offer you a first rate service. By employing only local Indian guides travellers are providing both a valuable source of employment as well as generating income for the local community.
Accordingly the suggested hotels are all locally owned and employ local staff, while the properties themselves operate responsible policies towards the use of energy and, importantly, water. A selection of the hotels are also members of TOFT and as such are committed to minimising their impact on the local environment and culture.
At Ranthambhore we support the Prakratik Society, a registered charity working to create a better understanding between man and nature. The society has been working in the area for several years providing primary health care services, dairy development, veterinary care, afforestation, environmental education, agro-forestry and income generation through the revival of traditional handicrafts.